Since I picked the wrong day to travel, I've got to travel back tired-- 'cause after Chuck Berry shuts down The Pageant, I'm hoping to see Billy Peek finish his show somewhere across town. Here's why.
Peek, of course, played on at least a couple of Chuck Berry records from the 1970s. (If I remember right, "Bio" and "Rockit.") He got lessons straight from the man himself. Elsewhere on this site I quote book that quotes Peek telling how Chuck would lean over and say "This is how you play that one, Billy." (Read it HERE).
(Some people earn all the luck.)
Recently I was watching Chuck's performances in Italy back in the 1980s and was admiring the guitarist who starts playing about 8 minutes in. I figured it was a local. Then Chuck announces: "All Right?!! Billy Peek! St. Louis, Missouri!"
Well-- see for yourselves (why I'm going to try to get across town late that night, or early that morning):